Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 6/16/16

There’s nothing like the watchful eye of a handicapper looking for problem trips. Just like you, I enjoy combing over video replays and sometimes watching two or three times the race in question. – Think of it as someone doing the legwork, and you can spend your time reading over your E-Z Win Forms seeking the nuggets of gold only WinningPonies can deliver.


Gulfstream Park


6/11/16 – Race #4 – #2 – One mile on the dirt

#2 – Cool Ruler = Here is a playback that exits off an impressive maiden break winning by 2 1/4. – He raced in hand in cruise control from the 1/4 pole to the wire. I usually like to wait a race after a mdn win, but he can come right back depending on where they spot him.


6/11/16 – Race #5 – #3 – One mile on the dirt

#3 – Holiday Gift = Checked sharply leaving the starting gate and was forced wide as he was trying to pick up lost ground. – He finished with some interest down the lane.


6/11/16 – Race #9 – #10 – 1 1/16 on the turf

#10 – Bonita = She was forced wide and had to wait for room down the backstretch. Once she broke free she showed good late speed.



Monmouth Park


6/11/16 – Race #4 – #3 – 6f on the dirt

#3 – Belle of Bowdoin = She was knocked around at the start and forced wide when she commenced a late bid. – She was wide into the lane and finished up with good interest.


6/11/16 – Race #9 – #2 – 6f on the dirt

#2 – Isi Antonia = This filly checked at the start, down the backstretch, and around the far turn at the 3/8th’s pole. – She finished up strong running 2nd by three. – She is a very strong bet back. See what the E-Z Win’s have to say when she runs back.


Belterra Park


6/11/16 – Race #3 – #2 – 5 1/2 f on the dirt

#2 – Madre Baeza = She shipped up from GP and was bumped around soundly and still won impressively. She is a play back and she’ll be a price.


6/11/14 – Race #4 – #1 &#4 – 1 1/2 on the turf

#1 – Uncle Mitcho = Declan Cannon did an incredible job winning by 14 lengths drawing off at will. – This son of Freud loved the green and will be a tough customer right back.

#4 – Magnetic Start = He was looming boldly and looked to have dead-aim on the leader when the winner drew off like he was jet powered. – I give extra points to this effort as he finished up strong for the Doug Coyle barn.


6/11/16 – Race #6 – #6 – 5 1/2f on the dirt

#6 – Lacey the Spartan = She bobbled at the break and then was pinched back. Once she got loose her stride showed good promise for the next effort.